Rashad Evans: Phil Davis is 'a little bit afraid' of my wrestling

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com

Rashad Evans was recently interviewed by MMAWeekly Radion anout Saturday's showdown with Phil Davis.

“Of course I’m in his head," said Evans. "Because Phil Davis knows a few things and he knows no matter what, I’m a better wrestler than him. He can win an NCAA championship or whatever, but he knows if I was in that weight class that year he wouldn’t have won anything."

“When it comes to MMA wrestling, he’s definitely not a better wrestler when it comes to that. That bothers him and it actually makes him a little bit afraid as well.”

“When he gets hit on his feet and he can’t go to his safety zone, which is on the ground, then he starts going into panic mode."

“When you start going into panic mode, you start thinking about ‘oh my God I’m getting hit, oh my God I’m losing the fight, oh my God there isn’t anywhere in this fight where I can go where I’m safe, let me find a way out of this.’ Then you start looking for your way out.”

“I’m not worried about getting taken down. I feel pretty comfortable on my back. I feel like there’s really nobody that can hold me down. I feel like I can get up on anybody, and I have gotten up on almost everybody I go with, so I’m not really worried about being taken down. Cause if he takes me down, he’s going to have to keep taking me down because I’m going to keep getting back up.”

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sarcotraps site profile image  

1/25/12 8:56 AM by sarcotraps

I think Davis is going to take Rashad down more than the other way around.

ausgepicht site profile image  

1/25/12 8:39 AM by ausgepicht

Rashad lives in a wonderful fantasy world of his own. Non-wrestler Lyoto wasn't scared of his wrestling and remind us what he did to him in that fight. To add perspective to Lyoto Nelmarking him, look what Lyoto has done since. I seriously doubt Davis is scared. The logic he used to come to that conclusion is lower than that used by the average UGer. 

SuMBJJ site profile image  

1/25/12 7:49 AM by SuMBJJ

LOL @ if I was in his division he wouldn't have won anything that year. Just LOL.

Zionist Zodiac Zephyr site profile image  

1/25/12 6:47 AM by Zionist Zodiac Zephyr

Rustyard will get taken down and elbowed to sleep.Filipino should win by laughter.

Bandwidth Bandit site profile image  

1/24/12 9:38 PM by Bandwidth Bandit

Rashad is delusional! His wrestling record was nothing to brag about in college, and was just above .500 at 48-34. Phil Davis is a 4x NCAA Div 1 wrestler, winning the Div 1 Championship in 08' with a record of 116-17. Rashad needs to shut up. He hasn't showed any spectacular wrestling in the octagon, or outside of it.

Labrador site profile image  

1/24/12 7:50 PM by Labrador

KrzyBnzJnz - Rashad is so overrated. I really am excited to see Jones smash either one of these guys. 16-1-1.

balena site profile image  

1/24/12 6:38 PM by balena

rashad has showen better wrestling in mmadavis struggled with nog alot getting the TDrashad is the better fighter at this point in their careers

flowwiththego site profile image  

1/24/12 6:36 PM by flowwiththego

So tired of guys usually their wrestling to intimidate. "Bro when we wrestle you're going to get wrestled. I just hope we don't have to fight."

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

1/24/12 6:32 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

I wonder if Bones Jones will be in the stands wearing Hashads walk out Tee. Just jackin...

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

1/24/12 5:50 PM by ABE FROMAN

If the dunk wins the game then he should be. Besides, dunks don't leave black eyes in most cases.